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Food Safety: Challenges and Opportunities

September 29, 2011

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Program Description:
In recognition of National Preparedness, and National Food Safety Education Month, the New York.New Jersey Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (NY.NJ PERLC) will host a food safety broadcast. Join us as Dr. Robert B. Gravani, Professor of Food Science at Cornell University and Stephen D. Stich, Director of Food and Safety Inspections at the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, discuss initiatives to increase food safety at the local, state, and national levels. The speakers will focus on 2 aspects of the new Food Modernization Safety Act: Improving the Safety of Imported Food and Improving the Capacity to Prevent Food Safety problems with a focus on produce and mitigation strategies. The broadcast is FREE. The archived broadcast will be available on our website. Registration for the archived broadcast is also available through the New York State Learning Management System at www.nylearnsph.com.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify organisms involved in safety recalls of fresh produce
  2. Describe at least two measures (statewide and/or local) to ensure food safety and security
  3. Identify one mitigation strategy to reduce outbreaks

Who Should Attend:
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc).

These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Grant number 1U90TP000404-01. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

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